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Amazon's Cape Town base: The battle to save South

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What the LLPT and Amazon think of a National Heritage Site: ripe for 'Corporate Plunder'

Notwithstanding the fact that Heritage Western Cape recently identified the Two Rivers Urban Park as a likely National Heritage Resource, the Liesbeek Leisure Property Trust (LLPT) are wasting no time in getting concrete onto the ground as soon as possible. The picture above shows just what they think of this National Heritage Site.

The Observatory Civic Association (OCA) and the Goringhaicona Khoi-Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council are going to court on the 16th August to stop this destruction from proceeding whilst the High Court reviews the authorisations granted by the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Provincial Government.

When the Mail and Guardian reported that we are seeking an interdict to stop the redevelopment, LLPT responded by saying our court action was an “opportunistic attempt by a handful of misplaced activists.”

Read more of this article by Leslie London here

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